Middle-earth: Shadow of War 101 trailer brings viewers up to speed on the sequel

Middle-earth: Shadow of War officially launches next week (see our review here). However, developer Monolith has apparently realized that some outside observers may not be fully aware of why Shadow of War’s imminent release is such a big deal, hence why it released a brand new ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War 101’ trailer to bring them up to speed.

The trailer is narrated by the cheeky new Olog-hai follower Bruz the Chopper, one of the many various followers players will be able to recruit as part of Shadow of War’s expanded Nemesis System. In addition to the newly improved Nemesis System, Bruz also offers a brief (and surprisingly funny) recap of the events from Shadow of War’s predecessor, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, an overview of Shadow of War’s new features, and an in-depth look into how the player’s actions can turn an enemy orc into a follower or a nemesis.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will officially launch on Tuesday, October 10, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. You can watch the full 101 trailer below.